Watch | 'India's Democracy Hollowed Out of Meaning, Govt Touchy About Criticism'

Author Mukulika Banerjee in her new latest book 'Cultivating Democracy – Politics and Citizenship in Agrarian India' explains the reasons for the democratic slide in India in the last few years.

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Since Narendra Modi became prime minister, many political watchers have watched and written about the changing face and nature of democracy as we know it in India.

In her book, Cultivating Democracy – Politics and Citizenship in Agrarian India, author Mukulika Banerjee takes a much more detailed look at what democracy, politics and citizenship mean for India.

Mitali Mukherjee spoke with Banerjee about the value of a vote, why India’s democratic principles have seen a slide and what the barometer should be while assessing India’s democratic journey.